Election Day Information

When, Where and How

Election Day is Tuesday, November 4. To locate your neighborhood polling station, visit the Madison County Election Commission’s Voter Registration Look-Up.

If you are a first time voter who registered by mail you must bring identification. A list of acceptable forms of I.D. can be found on the Tennessee.gov website. If you have voted before or if you registered in person, you must only present evidence of your signature or sign an Affidavit of Identity.

For more information about what to expect at the polling place, the Madison County Election Commission has prepared this brochure.

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Department of State have compiled lists of frequently asked questions about voting rights and elections.

Election 2008 News and Polls

News and information about the upcoming election is everywhere! TV, radio, magazines, and, of course, the internet. To help you sift through the abundance of information available, here are a few good websites:

The New York Times, National Public Radio, and the Wall Street Journal all have sites devoted to the election which offer news and analysis, background information about the candidates, issues, interactive graphics, videos, and staff blogs. PBS Vote 2008 is a collaborative effort between 12 public media organizations that offers videos, news, and online tools. For an international perspective, check out BBC News.

Gallup and PollingReport.com are good resources for those interested in tracking the results of the latest public opinion polls.

Resources For Kids

Even websites for kids are covering the races! A few good sites are the Weekly Reader Election Center, Scholastic News Election 2008, and Nickelodeon’s Kids Pick the President.